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November 03, 2020 - Why PrecISE - Better ways to treat severe asthma - Watch the video

PrecISE, or the Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma Network, is a network of medical centers, doctors and scientists. We are looking for better ways to treat teens and adults with severe asthma. Learn more in the video - view it here, or see the text transcript below. 

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Onscreen text: Why PrecISE?

Onscreen text: Better ways to treat severe asthma

Praveen Akuthota, MD; University of California San Diego: PrecISE is a study that is a real ambitious effort. It’s really a moonshot when it comes to clinical trials.

Lisa France, Clinical Research Nurse; Riley Children’s Hospital: You’re being treated by this network of physicians who are top notch in their field.

Elliot Israel, MD; Brigham and Women’s Hospital: People have individualized asthma, they have individualized things that make them worse, they have individualized things that might make them better; and this is an opportunity to try and find out how to figure out what specifically works for you.

Dr. Akuthota: With severe asthma, you know there’s frustration as well, frustration that the normal therapies that might work for somebody else might… are not working for you.

Dr. Israel: And what the PrecISE protocol with the PrecISE intervention is gonna do, is allow us to test a whole bunch of new potential applications that might actually help patients with severe asthma.

Mario Castro, MD; University of Kansas Medical Center: It’s going to allow us for the first time to look at a large group of severe asthma patients and figure out: what are good medications that potentially will help us and those patients in their treatment long term.

Lauren Castro, APN, MSN; University of Illinois at Chicago: So it is a clinical trial that is seeking to find the best treatments for a certain subtype of patients, and so we’ll be not comparing a certain drug to another drug, but rather, is this type of treatment best for a specific type of patients.

Dr. Castro: PrecISE is an important study for our patients with severe asthma, because it’s going to allow us to really push the envelope forward in terms of understanding how to approach patients with severe uncontrolled asthma.

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PrecISE, or the Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma Network, is a network of medical centers, doctors and scientists. We are looking for better ways to treat teens and adults with severe asthma. Find a local study site at preciseasthma.org.

(Music credits: Song: Fantastic - MBB (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UOmTaNuAE

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Logo shown on screen reading: PrecISE: Precision Interventions for Severe Asthma. Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval date 7/15/2020

More about PrecISE

See the list of study site locations here.

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